Bun B, Jean Grae, and Pharoahe Monch discuss battle rap and Red Bull EmSee

October 19, 2011

Right before Red Bull EmSee battle rap royale in Boston a few weeks ago (no joke, we were at the Royale in Boston), our host Bun B and judges Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch sat down and talked to Brooklyn Bodega and Tha Reelness about the tour, battle rap in general, and what they’re looking for when the battles happen. Red Bull EmSee is still ongoing, we have five finalists for the big Atlanta finale, with regionals in DC on October 24, Detroit on October 28, and Miami on November 16 to find the last three finalists in the field.

As a bonus, Tha Reelness put together more stuff from their interview with Bun B and touched on his lecture role at Rice University, future collaborations with other artists, what else he has planned in the future, and why hip-hop is great.

posted: October 19th, 2011, 11:13pm


Bun B - Triller ft. Kirko Bangz

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Prince Po & Oh No, feat. Pharoahe Monch, O.C., “On Smash”

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Diamond D & Pharoahe Monch, “Rap Life”

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Marco Polo, feat. Organized Konfusion, “3-O-Clock”

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Mobetta feat. Jean Grae, “Back At The Ranch”

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Sean Price feat. Pharoahe Monch, “BBQ Sauce”

Sean Price is a most interesting person in this world, certainly. We’re also certain that whoever put Pharoahe in Rod Serling’s suit is a genius. ​Latest from… Watch